Build a wooden platform and playhouse for the children’s room

Multifunctional play platforms are popular elements for interior design, not only in day-care centres, but also in the children’s room at home. Platform combinations and entire platform landscapes are available in all possible variations, shapes and colours. On the one hand these children’s platforms offer opportunities for discovery, play, sliding, crawling and climbing, but on … Continue reading “Build a wooden platform and playhouse for the children’s room”

Kids toys and Ikea hacks from the 3D printer

3D printers are great toys for adults and now relatively good, easy to use and relatively affordable. As already mentioned in this article (build your own Hörbert similar MP3 player) you can even print padlocks and fasteners. Even wall mounts for swords and knives or even a closed housing for the 3D printer with the … Continue reading “Kids toys and Ikea hacks from the 3D printer”

Ikea Upcycling idea – Old lamp in a new look

Almost everyone knows the furniture giant Ikea and has one or the other piece of furniture from this Swedish furniture chain at home. The offer is huge and often you unintentionally buy more than you actually wanted. Stylish tables, chairs, shelves, decorative items and fragrant scented candles and lamps for a great atmosphere and much … Continue reading “Ikea Upcycling idea – Old lamp in a new look”

Build your own family bed

When we had prepared the children’s room of our daughter including wardrobe and own bed, we assumed at that time that she would also sleep there. After some time, however, we noticed, as many parents before us have, that this was simply not the time yet. Be it through thirst, hunger, toothache or night scare, … Continue reading “Build your own family bed”

Build Activity Board for children – Do it yourself

As you know as a mother or father, babies and toddlers love everything that moves, makes sounds and feels interesting. Everything has to be tried out. Parents can actively support this research urge by creating their own . Through the innumerable design possibilities you can support your child playfully and send him on a fun … Continue reading “Build Activity Board for children – Do it yourself”

Flashing firmware – ESP8266-WiFi-Module

Since I recently started to deal more intensively with the topics “Smart Home” and “Home automation” I decided to publish some of my construction sites, stumbling blocks and solutions here. As already mentioned in the article about my Smart-Home-Project V1 I use the WLAN module , because it is small, reliable and cheap. In this … Continue reading “Flashing firmware – ESP8266-WiFi-Module”

Smart Home V1 – Do it yourself

I’ve been planning my smart home for some time now. Besides the cost factor for all the great things I imagine, I often lack the necessary time for detailed planning and implementation. So I decided to start somewhere and write down this DIY project in parallel…let’s see where it leads…I ask for your indulgence if … Continue reading “Smart Home V1 – Do it yourself”

Arduino Fitnessboard v1 – Experiment

On the weekend I fortunately had some time for handicrafts and a nice idea for a fitness board for training at home, which is operated from the push-up position. A video can be found further down in this article and on the Youtube channel of tedokai.de. Everyone who does sports at home knows the problem … Continue reading “Arduino Fitnessboard v1 – Experiment”

My new 3D printer and housing from Ikea side table

I had the intention to buy myself a 3D printer ages ago. However, this project failed until the end due to bad reviews I had to read about various models and their price-performance ratio. This changed when I discovered the at Amazon. This is rated almost completely positive and was reduced from 499,- to 399,- … Continue reading “My new 3D printer and housing from Ikea side table”

Kids MP3 Player / Build your own Radio

Looking for a beautiful and individually configurable MP3 player for my little daughter, I quickly came across the children’s MP3 player called Hörbert (available at German Amazon-Store). A very nice device, well made and actually exactly what I was looking for – but a bit too expensive (about 200,- EUR / 230,- USD) for my … Continue reading “Kids MP3 Player / Build your own Radio”